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Free conference. Topics will focus on strengthening the dimensions of wellness.
About this event
Open to all first responders, retirees, and professional support staff. Registration required; lunch will be provided.
Topics/Presenters will include:
*Creative Wellness , Angela Harrolle, 100 Club CEO & President & Bobby Kipper, NCPCV Executive Director/Founder
Creative Wellness is the process of identifying and experiencing the ability to share our talent that comes from the power of creative thinking. Wellness involves every aspect of your life, including how you express yourself through art, music, writing, woodworking, etc.
*Financial Wellness for First Responders, Ryan Junas, Financial Advisor at Integrity Financial Group, Police Lieutenant, founder of ArrestYourDebt.com & OJ Liberta, Financial Advisor and owner of Integrity Financial Group, and Retired Detective
First responder wellness encompasses many aspects. One area often forgotten is financial wellness. Understanding how our financial situations impact us is critical to ensuring our overall wellness. This webinar, led by a fellow first responder and subject matter expert, will discuss various aspects of finances including resources and tools available to assist first responders in finding the best fit for their unique situations.
*Why Sleep Matters and How First Responders Can Get More of It, Dr. Patricia Haynes, PhD, DBSM, University of Arizona
Learning objectives of the presentation are to: define good quality sleep and discuss why sleep is important, name three challenges that first responders face in achieving good quality sleep, identify ways that first responders might be able to mitigate the negative impact of shift work and call-outs on their sleep. The presentation will include cognitive and behavioral tips for insomnia, short sleep, conditioned arousal (stress), and circadian rhythm timing.
*Importance of Cancer Screening in First Responders, Dr. Vershalee Shukla, MD, Vincere Cancer Center
Did you know that first responders have a 50% increased risk of dying from cancer compared to the general population? Vincere began seeing first responders in November of 2018. This program was initially started because Dr. Vershalee Shukla had noticed a small influx in firefighters being diagnosed with various cancers. She did a bit of research and realized this is an epidemic amongst our nation’s first responders. The more research that was done, the more she realized we need to continue this program for the safety of these men and women.